The group aims to bring together academics with a research interest in the broad areas of participatory and deliberative democracy and intends to provide an outlet for the dissemination of research findings.

Contact the group convenors using the details in the 'Contact Us' section.

For more information visit the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Group's website.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Hans Asenbaum

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Canberra

Sonia Bussu

Role: Convenor
Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

Dannica Fleuß

Role: Convenor
Institution: HSU Hamburg

Anastasia Deligiaouri

Role: Convenor
Institution: Dublin City University

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